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Shepherds Rest

(Ref. 938056)

Jacobstow near Bude, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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98 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just had our 2nd lovely break in the cottage."

    It’s like home from home for us and great as we can take our fur baby with us too. We will more than likely be back again next year

    We would be delighted to see you in the future. Thank you for Easter greetings and delicious Easter egg. Best wishes John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed here a few times and are returning in the summer."

    The property is very clean and comfortable and has everything we need for a great holiday.

    We look forward to seeing you in the summer and hope there will be sunshine. Best wishes and John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very comfortable, peaceful property - would highly recommend"

    Delighted you found Shepherds Rest comfortable and peaceful. Hope all well with you on your return home. Kind regards John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Larry5.0Mar 2024

  • "A very warm welcome."

    Heating is efficient. Nice and toastie. Very well equipped, well maintained in excellent working order. Spotless and well presented. Excellent internet coverage. Bed was so so comfortable. Loved the garden, we enjoyed feeding the birds. Sofa was comfortable, relaxing while watching the TV and looking into the garden. Thank you!

    Thank you for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed Shepherds Rest. Best wishes John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable and warm cottage, secure garden and good location"

    Pleased you had a comfy stay at Shepherds Rest, sorry I wasn't around to wish you a safe journey home. Best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2024

  • "Are host's were brilliant and accommodating, Shepard's rest is in a very peaceful location."

    Loved it, a nice break.

    Delighted you enjoyed your break at Shepherds rest, a pleasure to see you again. Best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely and friendly hosts, Shepherds rest is nice and peaceful, the wildlife is amazing, we will be staying again soon."


    Look forward to welcoming you to Shepherds Rest next year, Best wishes John& Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very well equipped and comfortable."

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes John& Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John And Pat5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay the owners lived next door so if you had any problems ..."

    Fantastic place to stay the owners lived next door so if you had any problems you could go and ask The cottage more than lived up to my expectations would definitely go back

    Thank you for your feedback and would be delighted to see you in the future. Best wishes John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Shepherd's Rest, very comfortable and so peaceful !"

    Judith & John,owners, live next door so contactable if necessary. A cream tea was set out on our arrival with China teapot etc etc..... lovely touch. The garden was great for our dog, she loved it & spent lots of time outside, as we did when not out exploring the area. I don't think we've ever stayed anywhere with such a well equipped kitchen......not just one of everything,but several !! All in all, a lovely week.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2023

  • "What an idyllic little place."

    The owners are lovely, extremely helpful but not intrusive even though they live next door. The property is very well equipped and comfortable. A gem of a place to relax and unwind.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, you couldn't have chosen a better week to holiday in Cornwall, best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Sep 2023

  • "This holiday cottage was the best cottage we've stayed in!"

    Judith and John are lovely and nothing is any trouble. The surroundings of the property are so peaceful. As a family We felt so relaxed from start to finish and we didn't want to leave! There's absolutely everything you need and extremely clean! The cream tea was a beautiful touch! We have had the best time thank you Judith & John

    So pleased you had a good relaxing stay. Hope you have some happy memories of your stay. Thank you for your kind feedback. Best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2023

  • "Owners were very welcoming."

    The bungalow was lovely and there were games for the kids to play with - however we were too busy visiting places to play them! One thing to mention that isn’t on description are that dogs aren’t allowed in the bedrooms.

    Delighted you found places to visit as weather wasn't very summery. Thank you for the wine, we will enjoy it. Best wishes John& Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Jul 2023

  • "So peaceful lovely place to relax , roomy with great beds and plenty of storage , and a yummy cream tea ."

    Delighted you had a peaceful and relaxing stay. Best wishes John &Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2023

  • "All good, and very relaxing, garden is secure and was large enough for our G/Shepherd,the property has all you need, also the nice touch of fresh milk in the fridge and a cream tea,all in all an enjoyable few day's away."

    Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you, John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday cottage, has everything you could need, the owners are very friendly and the cottage is in a great location with easy access to the beaches!"

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very good cottage, well stocked, spacious and clean."

    Well located as well

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Hope things were ok when you arrived home. Best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Great garden enclosed for dogs. Everything you need in shepherds rest. John and Judith was a very nice couple to deal with. Quite surroundings very private. One of the best places we stayed with Sykescottages. Would definitely go back there.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay and would be pleased to welcome you back in the future. Thank you, John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "Shepard's rest was very peaceful and very comfortable, located in a good area for day trips, enclosed garden for dogs, and are host's were brilliant."

    Look forward to welcoming you back to Shepherds Rest in the autumn, best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great location clean tidy friendly lovely holiday"

    Delighted you enjoyed your holiday, best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is the third time at Shepherds rest."

    Beautiful surroundings and picturesque views. Well equipped kitchen and utensils Lovely and warm and cosy Thanks so much to owners

    Delighted to welcome you back to Shepherds Rest. Thank you, best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was spotlessly clean, well equipped, comfortable, and perfect for our needs as a family with two dogs."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for everything.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you best wishes , John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Shepherds Rest was perfect in every way, Judith and John have made sure that you have everything in the Cottage that you could possibly need and that coupled with the homely comfort and cleanliness make for the perfect holiday and the cream tea supplied by Judith and John was very welcome."

    Judith and John are very friendly people and have a 5 Star holiday cottage. Our Jack Russell Hugo loved the garden. Thank you so much Jo, Dave and Hugo.

    Thank you for your kind remarks, delighted you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a gem of a find!"

    Peaceful, comfortable and clean. Everything you could need for a relaxing week away. Garden secure for dogs, unless it’s a small, inquisitive one that manages to squeeze under the gate!! All in all a fantastic home away from home and great base to explore the coast.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay and pleased to hear your parcel arrived safely. Thank you, John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jan 2023

  • "Highly recommend a stay at this property,could find no faults,the owners most helpful."

    Thank you for your response and hope things are going the right way at home. Best wishes John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2023

  • "Arrived to lovely warm cottage with a cream tea waiting for us, perfect start to our Christmas break."

    Shepherds rest had everything you could wish for, warm, clean and cosy. We didn't venture out in the garden much as the weather wasn't always dry, but then it is December. Would we recommend and go back to this cottage, most definitely it's a lovely place to stay.

    Thank you . We wish you a happy New year. Best wishes John and Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "We and the dogs had a great time."

    This was our second stay and we enjoyed ourselves. The owners are always available and helpful if needed but will just let you 'get on with it' if you prefer.

    Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, best wishes John &Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is the 3rd year here we love it friendly helpful and always there if you ..."

    This is the 3rd year here we love it friendly helpful and always there if you need anything Coming back next year I rate exerlent love it here

    Look forward to seeing you next year. Please bring the sunshine! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thanks to Judith and John, we had a lovely holiday, supported by good weather!"

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay and the glorious weather. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Shepherds Rest."

    The house has everything you need for a good self catering stay, excellent facilities and a beautiful, secluded garden. Comfy beds. The hosts were lovely too! Thank you

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope the children have happy memories of their sunny beach holiday in Cornwall. Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Shepherds Rest is lovely."

    Good location. Very nice owners who left us a great cream tea for our arrival. The one and only downside was last week was very hot and still and we could have done with some fans in the bedrooms.

    Thank you for your feedback. We quite understand the heat was exceptional and your comments have been taken on board. All the best John & Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Len4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very nice cottage lovely sitting in the garden and it is nice to have a large TV the cream tea was very nice and there was every thing you wanted in the."

    Cottage Tony Jess Aldwick near bognor regis

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony4.1Jul 2022

  • "Very quite."

    Best value for money. Very homely and lots of space. Beautifully arranged. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Spotless clean. Everything you need is there. Can’t ask for more. Really love it t. Would like to come back. Recommend for any one who would like a quite holiday in a country side farm land. ❤️

    Thank you for your kind comments, delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chitra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped we had a relaxing weeks stay"

    Thank you for your feedback, delighted you had a relaxing week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful , peaceful location , just a short drive to the coast."

    Cottage was lovely, garden a joy, no traffic noise, just birdsong ... John and Judith were excellent hosts, would definitely stay here again

    Thank you for your complimentary and positive feedback. We would welcome you back in the future and are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice holiday cottage ideal location, nice peaceful, lovely setting, will definitely return to this cottage,"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage set in a tranquil hamlet."

    The owner was very welcoming and has obviously put a lot of effort into preparing the cottage for our stay. Highly recommended which made our seven day stay a delight.

    Thank you for your very positive comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Shepherds rest was a delightful property very spacious and immaculately clean, very well equipped,."

    Lovely outlook from the lounge we had a really relaxing staff and will definitely be returning, on arrival the hosts had left a lovely cream tea for us, wonderful place.

    Thank you for your much appreciated comments. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jan 2022

  • "What a little gem Shepherds Rest is, cosy comfortable and peaceful."

    Lovely cream tea waiting for us when we arrived, thank you John and Judith. Would definitely recommend and hopefully will return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed a great holiday at Shepherds Rest."

    The owners were always available if we needed any assistance but also respected our privacy and let us just get on with it. All rooms are very comfortable and the good quality heating system really helped considering this was out of season. The enclosed garden (there are a few gaps for small dogs to get through) was first class and gave us plenty of space to exercise the dogs. Location is also very good being near to Tintagel, Boscastle and Bude and we enjoyed going to the disused airfield at Jacobstow (dogs loved it).

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Nov 2021

  • "It was wonderful to make a return stay to Shepherds Rest."

    The Cottage was clean, warm and welcoming with a personalised card from the owner!! The facilities and comfort are home-from-home, the setting is unbelievably quiet and calming ... totally relaxing. The cream tea is always a very welcome treat.Many thanks indeed.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed here twice and luv it"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2021

  • "The location was lovely, peace and quiet all the time and the owners were very friendly and helpful even guiding us in when we got lost first day."

    If you want to relax this must be the place but it is still near enough to places of interest to enjoy days out then come back to the comfort of a lovely lounge and for once a decent size TV. All in all a very good holiday

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, in a quiet but not too remote location down a short unmade track, with absolutely everything that's needed for a great holiday."

    The garden was secure and a good size for my dogs, and was furnished with a couple of sun loungers and table and chairs - a great spot for soaking up the sun or eating. The kitchen was really well equipped, with plenty of crockery and cutlery, pots, pans etc. and the sitting room was comfy with a good TV and great working wifi. The bed was comfortable - although would have benefitted from some new pillows - they were a bit hard and flat - although I guess that's down to personal preference. The bathroom was equipped with a good powerful shower over the bath. The whole cottage was spotlessly clean when I arrived. Although there were no footpaths for dog walking in the near vicinity of the cottage, great walking can be found only a short drive away at Bude, Widemouth Bay, or Davidstow Moor. The only slight thing I would worry about is if the weather was rainy - which often happens in Cornwall - the stress of trying to clean muddy dogs before they get on the lovely cream carpet! The owners live next door, and it was good to know they were there if needed, but otherwise you're left to your own privacy. I would definitely recommend this as a lovely place to stay and I would book again if I was staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely stay at this bungalow with my brother and wife, it was very clean and cosy."

    It was great to have somewhere welcoming to go back to with the awful weather we had for our week away. We did manage some sun on the last two days and lovely to sit in the peace on the patio. Everything you need is provided at Shepherds Rest and the lovely couple that own it next door are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1May 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage all that you would want for peace and quiet a real tonic after lockdown John and Judith Lovely people and only to pleased to help if needed did not want to go home will definitely book again."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Shepherds Rest, a shelter from the bustle of the seaside."

    It's excellently placed for nearby beaches (Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay) and for shops at Bude. The bungalow is well equipped and comfortable, 4 of us (including 2 teenagers) fit in well. The WiFi and hot water were both put to good use. The night sky was spectacular from the garden. The owners were very friendly and happy to help.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Extremely clean and spacious. The surroundings were quiet and peaceful which is just what my partner and I wanted to have a relaxing week away. The owners were very helpful and there next door if we needed anything. They even left us a cream team in the fridge for when we arrived which was a really nice touch. We hope to come back again one day when Covid is over.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Super facility, great owners."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020



    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cleanist and most well equipped cottage we've been to."

    .we didn't need or want for anything more. Felt really comfortable from start to finish.. Impossible to find a fault which is a first fo us.. Hope this is the new standard...

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy with a well equipped kitchen."

    The garden was huge which was great for our toddler & dog. The owners were friendly and helpful and were just next door which was useful if you needed anything. The utility area was handy as well as the washing machine (many places don’t have one so we really valued it!). The only thing I would say is that there isn’t anywhere to walk from the cottage, as the roads don’t have paths and aren’t really safe to walk on with a young family and dog (narrow roads with blind bends). This was a shame as it would have been nice to explore the area on foot. I wouldn’t say this as a negative comment as it can’t be altered, it sort of is what it is! But rather I felt I should point it out to make other families aware who book in the future. We spent quite a lot of time in Bude, which is lovely to walk around, so there are plenty of places to go nearby - you just have to drive to get there!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is well located to explore the sights, towns & beaches of the North Cornish Coast."

    It was extremely clean, comfortable and very well equipped with every possible need thought of. There is a lovely secure private garden for children to enjoy in a peaceful location. We would definitely recommend this cottage which was good value for money.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2020

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Close to Bude and the three local beaches but in a quiet and peaceful area. Spotlessly clean. The owners were extremely welcoming, meeting us on arrival and giving us advice on where to go in the local area. We were delighted and touched to be welcomed with a cream team for the family after a long journey to Cornwall. The cottage is spacious (plenty of room for a family of 4 and labrador), with lots of light, a lovely enclosed garden and a fully stocked kitchen. We couldn't fault it and would have no hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2020

  • "There was everything one could possibly need in the kitchen, including utensils for home baking if you wanted to."

    Although the double bedroom was fairly small, the bed was very comfortable. The garden area was a reasonable size and we had a fantastic view of the stars at night as there is no light pollution, a wonderful treat for town dwellers. The owners were very friendly and supportive. The cottage was very warm and comfortable. Amenities are a car ride away, but this is a great place to stay if you like a quiet place with only the sound of songbirds and sheep to disturb you. We would recommend Shepherds Rest for a comfortable, quiet holiday stay.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2020


    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage great atmosphere my wife myself and our 2."

    Dogs loved our stay. Close to Bude and other beaches was fantastic.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2019

  • "Shepherds Rest is tucked away, in the Cornish countryside."

    very pretty and very quiet. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and had everything that we could possibly need. Very comfortable, and well furnished, plenty of games, DVD's and books if you didn't want to watch the tv. The lovely cream tea waiting for us on our arrival was a nice touch and much appreciated. Added bonus is that we were away with friends who could bring their dog and they like us would most certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2019

  • "Chill out hideaway best my wife and I have been to for years would book again"

    Reviewed by David Frederick5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners are very nice and welcoming."

    The cottage is off the beaten track and lovely and quiet, the barn conversion is all on one level, and there is everything you are likely to need, even buckets and spades for the beach. Most enjoyable stay, there is nothing to find fault with. We highly recommend “Shepherds Rest” and would like to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    It has everything you could possibly need and more besides. Owners were lovely people. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely!"

    Off the beaten track at the end of a hamlet of cottages /houses. Had all the stuff you might want and more. Hosts were very friendly and helpful but also allowed you to enjoy your holiday in peace and quiet. The garden was great for kids and dogs(if you had an escape dog there are some very small gaps-it's a thick well established hedge which leads onto farm land and farmers track. But ours were more then happy to stay in the garden. Some Toys/dvd for outside and rainy days. North Cornwall is dog friendly pretty much everywhere, so cottage very well positioned for great beaches (Bude has several beaches) and places to visit with the whole family - Tintagel and Boscastle to name a few are about 20 mins to half an hour away. There is no phone reception for those that require it but this can be over come with WiFi calling if needs must or just enjoy the silence. Main bedroom is a bit of a squeeze but lovely big bed and the size of room was never a problem for us. Living room/kitchen is lovely and so is the twin room. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2019

  • "We really loved shepards rest,it was a beautiful home and setting."

    We were able to access many places from.where we sandy mouth was stunning and with the walk down as was Tintagel. The house was equipped with everything we could have possibly asked for and the owners were happy to help with any questions we had. Thank you for a great holiday would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2019

  • "On arrival we were met by the owners who were extremely welcoming."

    The cottage was lovely and spacious with a nice big garden which our 2 labradors really enjoyed. The cottage had everything you needed and more. Overall a really nice quiet location to relax and enjoy yourselves. Best cottage we have stayed in and we will hopefully be returning soon.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent beautiful barn conversion, very clean, best property I have rented"

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2019

  • "The accommodation was a lot bigger than we expected plenty of room for both of us and our labrador Sam."

    Really lovely having the large garden where Sam could play and have easy access through the french doors. The accommodation had everything that you needed and more. The owners who live next door were really warm and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. We would definitely recommend Shepherds Rest.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "Shepherds Rest is without doubt the best cottage we have stayed at."


    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2019

  • "Location and choice of owners."

    The Uglows were charming and in every sense accommodating matched together with a most serene environment meant our holiday was way above expectations.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "This barn conversion is almost perfect."

    The owners should be very proud this lovely place. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2019

  • "This holiday home has it all, there is nothing you have to ask for, everything is provided."

    Yes the owners may live next door but they never bother you unless they see you out and about and may just stop for a chat. The home is lovely, clean and tidy and all needs are catered for when it comes to comfort. Apart from food obviously nothing is needed for the kitchen as everything from dishwasher tablets to Fairy washing powder are provided. The shower is amazing and the beds are really comfy. The garden was ideal for our dog and was secluded.. Yes this house is also on a working farm as the owners are the farmers, but you would never have known as there is no disruption to the peace and quiet you get here. It is ideally situated to visit Bude which is about 7 miles away and the surrounding area. About 4 miles away is a little place called Crackington Haven we used to take our dog there at the end of the day so that she could have a swim in the sea and the big stream leading down to the sea. This home is lovely if you are looking for a quiet get away but not a million miles away from the beach and beautiful countryside. The owner does provide you with a Cornish Cream Tea on arrival, but I was not sure if bread rolls were part of that tea instead of scones which is what we had !! But it really was a lovely thought after a long journey from our home. All in all would we stay here again ABSOLUTELY.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "A very clean and comfortable well equipped cottage,with friendly and helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by Carol Jane5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped with everything you could need."

    Really enjoyed our break, we will book again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Nov 2018

  • "Shepherds Rest is the third Sykes cottage we have stayed in and yet again we were not disappointed!"

    A cosy home from home that we didn't want to leave. We hope to go back soon and would definitely use Sykes again. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2018

  • "A truly delightful barn conversion, most comfortable and absolutely everything you need, certainly a home from home."

    Also a most welcome cream tea waiting for us on arrival. Near the beautiful beaches, especially Bude and Bodmin Moor. The owners were very welcoming and friendly, would thoroughly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Di5.0Sep 2018

  • "Peaceful,cosy,clean and nestled away from the rat race."

    We really re-charged our batteries and didn't need to go far for the beach. Our dogs loved the enclosed back garden and we loved the complimentary cream tea that our host had provided for us. Highly recommend this cottage if it is peace and tranquillity you crave.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation in a lovely quiet location with absolutely everything you need for that home from home feel."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2018

  • "Hi, it did exactly what it says on the tin it was a lovely cottage all credit to the owners."

    thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "This beautiful cottage in this lovely location is the perfect cure for stress or the need for a getaway from it all break."

    A fantastic family retreat

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2018

  • "Finest property we have ever rented"

    Reviewed by godfrey5.0Jun 2018

  • "We did very much like the quiet location of the cottage,,,,,we did however, have some difficulty in finding it, but a local farmer very kindly directed us to it."

    He has obviously done it before.The garden was perfect for our 2 dogs. We did have a lovely restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2018

  • "Very peaceful."

    A very clean and well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Apr 2018

  • "Shepherd's Rest cottage suited our short break needs exactly."

    Easily accessible, well equipped, comfortable and in a very pleasant location.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Apr 2018

  • "We have rented several cottages from Sykes over the years, we had a bad experience with another company last year due to booking late."

    l must say this is a gem of a property and will not disappoint, We found it clean and with every possible facility you require, from comfort to a large screen television with dvd player, a 2nd television in the kitchen diner, Wi-Fi and a quite secluded garden fantastic for the dogs. The owners were friendly and always helpful this is a property l would recommend to anyone without hesitation. 1st class (we will be back)

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2018

  • "Everything was really good."

    Probably the best cottage we have stayed in. Location was fine, Could not fault anything.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2018

  • "Loved our stay at the Shepherd's Rest."

    The cottage has everything you need. My husband and I stayed for a week with our dog. She loved the garden and surrounding beaches. The owners have thought of everything you might need kitchen wise - right down to cake baking equipment. The cottage is warm and cosy and very clean. We are already planning our next visit.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.8Dec 2017

  • "Very clean and comfortable property."

    Sat Nav took us 2 miles away to a property with the same name.We are still trying to understand how this was possible.I t takes some believing but it is true.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2017

  • "Excellent facilities, everything needed for the holiday."

    Lovely and warm. Excellent garden for the dogs. Good lovation to visit Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations, we were thrilled with it."

    Truly a home from home for the week; a great base for exploring a part of Cornwall that we all love.

    Reviewed by Glin5.0Aug 2017

  • "Absolutely delightful cottage in a wonderful quiet location."

    The welcome pack provided (Cornish cream tea) was much appreciated. Could not fault the cottage at all and I would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2017

  • "Excellent overall experience both with the booking and the accommodation."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2017

  • "This cottage was fabulous,clean modern,peaceful best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    I Thad everything,cannot praise the owners enough.thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2017

  • "A beautiful cottage which was very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    In easy reach of lots of lovely coastal resorts would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was amazingly clean."

    Although adjoining the owner's property it was incredibly quiet, and the perfect location for a relaxing break. The welcome gift of a cream tea and flowers was a lovely touch. The kitchen equipment in the cottage was impressive. The shower is awesome! We can thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.8Feb 2017

  • "No not really."

    The cottage was really very very nice. It was very well equipped with everything required. It was lovely to stay at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.6Nov 2016

  • "Excellent cottage, facilities were of a very high standard."

    Very warm and cosy. Garden excellent. Excellent location, access to many local, Cornish attractions. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Oct 2016

  • "Best cottage that we have stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few!"

    ). Cottage was spotless and had everything that we needed. Lovely homely feel, great garden for the dog and good location for the local beaches. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2016

  • "This cottage is located at the end of a short but rough, unmade road and is attached to the main building, which had once been a farmhouse."

    The area is really quiet and peaceful; no traffic noise, just the occasional tractor. The building has been skilfully renovated to provide a good two bed-roomed accommodation with a delightful, good-sized lounge and well-equipped breakfast-kitchen. The garden is mainly wild grass, kept short, and is good for dogs and there is plenty of parking space. There is a small patio with four chairs and table should you wish to dine or breakfast or snack outside. Heating if required is very good and efficient and there is free wi-fi, a generously sized television and a DVD player for entertainment during inclement weather. Shops are a good distance away as are restaurants and/or public houses. Bude is probably the best place to eat out without travelling a long distance. I would say the place is comfortable for two to have a really nice, cozy break, maybe a romantic break. More than two and it might get a bit crowded, but it will sleep four in the two bedrooms. Ideal for all-year-round holidays.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2016

  • "Amazing place in stunning surroundings very nice people can't say a bad word about anything was perfect"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside.

The property

Jacobstow 2 miles.

This cosy, yet spacious barn conversion is set in a delightful peaceful rural location near the village of Jacobstow in Cornwall.

This lovely cottage is in an ideal location for families or friends wishing to tour the North of Cornwall and enjoy the beautiful coastline, with the cottage being only five miles from the beach.

Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you will feel relaxed and at home the moment you arrive here.

Situated next to the owner's farm but entirely private with a lovely enclosed garden, you will have all the ingredients for a most enjoyable relaxing holiday.

On arrival you will be greeted by a most welcoming Cornish cream tea to be taken outside in the sunshine if the weather permits.

The cottage is set all on the ground floor with two well-furnished bedrooms, giving you the option of two singles or a super king-size double in one and a king-size double in the other.

The sitting room overlooks the pretty garden which is accessible through the French doors and the well-equipped kitchen is also the location for the dining area.

A bathroom and utility room complete the accommodation.

Outside there is a garden with patio where you can sit and relax with a refreshing drink whilst planning your next day?s adventures.

Just two miles back to the road to Bude will take you to the Old Wainhouse Inn offering a warm welcome, as well as locally-sourced flavoursome food, including fresh locally caught fish as well as a choice of local real ales.

This children and dog-friendly pub also has a beer garden to enjoy the views and log fires in the winter to welcome you after an invigorating walk along the cliffs.

With Tintagel, Boscastle and Bude, as well as the iconic surfing beach at Widemouth Bay, all close by your options of fun-filled days out are endless making this the perfect retreat to come back to whatever time of year.

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About the location


Bude 7.5 miles.

The small village of Jacobstow in North Cornwall has a church and a Holy Well. The nearest shop and pub are situated close by at Wainhouse Corner, with the children and dog-friendly Old Wainhouse Inn offering good food and real ales. Within reach is Bude, a fabulous coastal town that once visited you will want to come back to time and time again. Bude has something for everyone, great beaches for relaxing, and building sandcastles on, rockpools for investigating at low tide and cafe's to watch it all from. The rolling waves are great for surfing all year round, and the footpaths by the restored canal or on the North Cornwall coastal path offer you a superb opportunity to explore and appreciate the outstanding countryside. Bude also has a superb golf course, indoor swimming pool, bowling alley/indoor play area and Heritage Centre at Bude Castle. It also has a good selection of local shops, supermarkets, cafe's, pubs, restaurants and excellent Information Centre, plus within walking distance are the remains of a huge iron age hill fort at Warbstow Bury, from where panoramic views can be seen. For days out, take the coast road north to see the lonely lighthouse above the sea at Hartland Point or walk or ride a donkey down the steep and cobbled village street (no cars allowed) of beautiful Clovelly to the harbour and the pub far below. Follow the coast in the other direction and there's the little cove of Crackington Haven, Boscastle, King Arthur's castle at Tintagel, Doc Martin's Port Wenn at Port Isaac and yet more great surfing beaches at Polzeath.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas